International Dark Skies by Coil [a fan creation by Phil Barrington]
Grey shadows fall on a distant wall and brooding cloud-choked skies overhang narration of apocalyptic thought, cut-up recollections and mysterious tales as COIL presents International Dark Skies.
Called various things over time by COIL themselves, including "Wounded Galaxies Tap at the Window", this album is an unofficial fan-creation of COIL's aborted album from the mid-1990s featuring a host of famous writers, performance poets and musicians that COIL recorded, or recorded with, but whom abandoned the project soon after.
COIL (Jhonn Balance & Peter Christopherson) recordings of Terence McKenna, William S. Burroughs, Taylor Mead and John Giorno (all circa mid-1990s), mixed with COIL music taken mostly from the same era to make a fan-created album of COIL's unfinished spoken word album project. An unauthorised fan creation, including mixed and edited sounds from COIL (some very rare COIL music too) with some use of stock and found sounds to create a cohesive concept album experience.
A BIG thanks to Selvaggina for uploading the source voice files by COIL on archive.org in 2015.
COIL are an English cross-genre, experimental music group formed in 1982 by John Balance (later credited as "Jhonn Balance") — and his life-partner/collaborator Peter Christopherson, aka "Sleazy". Today, Coil remains one of the most influential and best-known industrial/experimental music groups.
01. Haunted Air [William S. Burroughs]
02. International Dark Skies I [William S. Burroughs]
03. On Rushing Winds [Weathered Mix] [Jhonn Balance]
04. Wounded Galaxies Tap At The Window [John Giorno]
05. $100,000 Altar [Slatherin’ Mix] [Taylor Mead]
06. International Dark Skies II [William S. Burroughs]
07. The Assassins of Hakim Bey [Peter Lamborn Wilson]
08. ‘B’ [Demo] [Robin Rimbaud]
09. Telesmatic King of the Tree Scale [Taylor Mead]
10. The Star Sponge Vision [Terence McKenna]
11. The World Ended A Long Time Ago [William S. Burroughs & Jhonn Balance]
12. [..Past Frequencies Of A Future Galaxy..]
Extras; * CD Booklet [pdf] - 40-page CD-sized booklet including background information, collaborator profiles and lyrics. * Artwork and "retro" 1990s COIL sleeve design jpegs. * HD Projection Video for Track 11 [677mb, 1280x720 NTSC mp4). * FAQ Off (if you have any harsh questions, they may be answered here).
Please do read the accompanying pdf "CD booklet" in the same archive folder for source information, collaborator profiles, the background history of the original proposed COIL album project, and the lyrics for all featured tracks.